Engagement and Outreach

  • Interview about ice formations on sheer rock walls at Lake Expo. (Dr. John Hogan; 2021)
  • Presentation on 'Mining: From Missouri to the Moon' as part of Missouri's bicentennial alliance lecture series. (Dr. Leslie Gertsch; 2021)
  • Virtual workshop for science educators. (Dr. David Borrok, Dr. Katherine Grote, Dr. Jeremy Maurer, Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner, Dr. Ryan Smith; 2021)
  • Interview for NASA Postdoctoral Program Newsletter. (Dr. Marek Locmelis; 2021)
  • Virtual show & tell and tour to Cub Scouts. (Dr. John Hogan; 2021)
  • Interview for MIT Technology Review on where to look for ice on Mars. (Dr. Leslie Gertsch; 2021)
  • Talk on geoscience/geo-engineering careers to Clark County R-1 High School in Kahoka, MO. (Dr. David Borrok; GGPE students: Amber Prevallet, Amber Thrasher, Gabriela Ramirez, and Lauren Arnold; 2021).
  • Interview by Fox Nation for American Built TV series on O'Hare International Airport and the Grand Central Station. (Dr. J. David Rogers; 2021)
  • Interview by Fox Nation for American Built TV series on the Panama Canal. (Dr. J. David Rogers; 2020)
  • Interview by BriteSpark Films on the Upper Taum Sauk Reservoir failure and the St. Francis Dam failure for the Engineering Catastrophes TV series. (Dr. J. David Rogers; 2020)
  • Talk on volcanoes for 3rd graders at St. Patrick School in Rolla, MO. (Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner; 2020)
  • Talk on geoscience careers to Marquette High School in Chesterfield, MO. (Dr. David Borrok; 2020)
  • Partnership with Audubon Society brings new opportunities for S&T students. (2020)
  • University of Missouri System names three S&T faculty Presidential Engagement Fellows. (Dr. J. David Rogers; 2020)
  • GGPE students led a Q&A panel for Science Olympiad Regionals middle and high school students. (Led by geology, geological engineering, and petroleum engineering students: Amber Thrasher, Clayton Everson, Emma Young, Kaitlyn Miller, and Nathan Limbaugh; 2020).
  • Presentation about groundwater for students at Newburg High School, Newburg, MO. (Delivered by geological engineering students: Amber Thrasher, Emma Young, and Sierra Shields; 2019).
  • Led a summer camp for middle school/junior high girls (Dr. Katherine Grote; 2019).
  • Boy Scout Merit Badge workshop (Delivered by Sigma Gamma Epsilon; 2019).
  • GGPE financial support for groups including the Expanding Your Horizons youth conference and local chapters of the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Student Veterans of America.

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  • Collaborative assessment with USGS of water usage in the Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer covering Missouri and southern states.
  • Investigation of lead in groundwater from geogenic or mining sources in southwest MO.
  • Investigation of lead and zinc in suspended stream sediments downstream of mines in southeast MO.
  • Assessment of agricultural drainage tile efficacy in claypan soils in northern MO.
  • Examination of soybean oil as an alternative fuel source.
  • Study of contaminants in floodwaters around St. Louis, MO.

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